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International River and Canal Transport

Nature volume 154, page 594 (11 November 1944) | Download Citation



INLAND waterways have always been important lines of communication and transport, and the tendency in recent years has been to increase their use by canalization and control of flow, as their value is enhanced by hydro-electric schemes. But this new value of flowing water raises many acute problems of international control, since the most important rivers are seldom confined to one State.

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